Sunday, October 2, 2016

Fall Is In The Air!

Fall has well and truly arrived to the mountain top and I'm delighted to see all the vibrant colors everywhere I look!

We could  all sure use a little happiness and light after the sad week we had last week. 

I've been working today on a very special post, my first ever autumn home tour! The post isn't live yet, you'll have to wait until Tuesday - and I'm so excited to welcome you into my home!

There will be home tours all week, with the schedule of homes found to the right, on my sidebar. 

I'm honored to be included among an incredibly talented group of ladies and I can't wait to see what they all have to share!


Meanwhile, we've already had a few nights in the 30's up here on the mountain top, which means the leaves are changing rapidly and the colors are fabulous. 


The foliage is not even close to peak season yet, but it's not far off, perhaps another 10 days or so. 

I drifted off to sleep the other night to the smell of woodsmoke wafting in through the window I had cracked open in my bedroom. 


I awoke to see my neighbor has started up her woodstove for the season. Later that day I did the very same. 

It really feels like fall when you light the first real wood fire of the season!


Despite the bears that have been regular visitors all season I decided it was time to feed the birds again. I hung only the flat feeder for now, as I feel the bears won't be able to do too much damage to that one. The other feeders remain locked in a metal bin in the garage until the bears have hibernated for the season. 

It only took about 5 minutes before the birds found the feeder again. I've missed their regular visits so much for the past few months!

Before I go, I would like to wish all my Jewish readers a happy Rosh Hashanah. 

And I'll see you back here for the start of the bloggers harvest tour on Monday!

28 comments:

  1. It's so pretty there! We put out a heavy-duty feeder and somehow the squirrels knocked it down and the big hook is gone. I think they must have had several jump out on it at once...or maybe...a raccoon did it. Hope the bears stay away there! See you for the tour this week!

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    1. Oooh, I don't know if those were squirrels, Linda! I would think you've got a raccoon at the very least! If there was no damage to the feeder it's doubtful it's a bear, thankfully!

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  2. It looks very fall like at your house. Love those beautiful colors. My husband has load our wood box on the new back deck and filled it already...I am hoping our winter is a long way off. I am not ready...but honestly since I was a kid...it just isn't as much fun when it snows. Hope you are feeling better . Some times busy is good isn't it honey. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. I'm not quite ready for winter yet either, Susie, but fall is most welcome with all the glorious colors and cool breezes! Yes, being busy can be a blessing, for sure. xo

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  3. It does very pretty at your home! Yes, and fall is just around the corner. It's gotten down into the low 50s here and I've loved it. Can't wait to see your fall home tour.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. The colors out my window right now are glorious, they are popping more and more each day! It's fleeting, this foliage season, but oh so glorious while it lasts!

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  4. Hi Debbie! You've got a lot more color up there than we do... Bears took down our Finch socks again yesterday. We knew they were around, but they waited until we left the house to come out and get them. Pretty sure it was the mama with cubs.

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    1. Oh, boy....funny, the bears never bothered my finch socks, I was able to leave them up all summer. Maybe they didn't know they were there, since they were closer to the house...hmmmmm.

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  5. Temps in the 30's at night - brr! No wonder you have such vibrant colors already. Here in northern IL, the trees are just now starting to change, especially the maples. Can't wait to see your home tour!

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    1. We're back to the 40's at night right now, Melanie, but those few nights in the 30's did the trick for sure, sending a message to the trees that it was time!

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  6. It's looking even more gorgeous than usual up there, with the changing colors. Enjoy every bit of it. ;0D

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    1. I certainly will try, Daisy!! I love fall in the mountains....wait, I love every season in the mountains!

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  7. Wow, chilly temps, beautiful fall foliage, the scent of wood smoke. Life is good.

    Have a lovely fall ~ FlowerLady

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    1. It truly is, Lorraine! Nothing like the scent of wood-smoke to put you in a fall frame of mind!

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  8. Your tree is already gorgeous! I hear you about the woodsmoke smell. My very favorite scent is cedar burning, bacon on the stove and a nice hot wafting of pumpkin spice latte in my coffee mug. Heaven! Have a great day - can't wait to see your house. :)

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    1. That sounds like a fantastic combination, Vickie....although I am trying to stay away from the bacon at the moment to drop a few pounds, wahhhhhh!! :)

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  9. It's looking lovely Debbie, and it sounds like we've got the same weather going on lately. it's been rainy, but I'm so glad because we desperately need it.

    I don't blame you for wanting to feed the birds. Our neighbors did what you did and that wascaly bear found his way up to their deck and helped himself! They're pretty smart when it comes to food.

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    1. They qre ridiculously smart when it comes to food - that's why I always have to make sure I lock my side garage door when I go to bed or away from home! They could easily get in there, especially with a lever handle!

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  10. You live in a beautiful area to really take it all the wonders and splendor that fall has to offer?

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  11. Oh, look at those fabulous maples. I just love them right now. Ours are at the same stage as yours. I'm glad you are back to feeding the birds as they need to fatten up now. I've brought all my feeder from the back under the sumacs to the front where I can get to them easier in the colder weather. But that's down the road a bit yet...I hope, ;-) Looking forward to your tour.

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    1. I see a night next week where they are anticipating 25 as a low - that's going to be the killing frost, right there, Deb!

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  12. We are having weather in the 50's in the morning and 80's in the afternoon. Fall is inthe air but I hate to see summer go.
    Lisa

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    1. That's because you're a beach person and you get a killer tan, Lisa!! :)

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  13. Thanks for sharing the beginning of fall in your area with us Debbie, it's beautiful :)

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    1. Thanks, Karen! Fall is in full swing now, it's gorgeous outside my window as I type this!!

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  14. I'm so glad that the beauty of Fall is renewing your spirit Deborah. :) I really hope the bears are hibernating by now and your bird feeder will be safe. :)

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    1. I wish!! It's too early for hibernation....but soon!!

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